Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
Interviews for Top Jobs at Amgen
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Helpful (3)Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4+ weeks – interviewed at Amgen (Seattle, WA).
I worked as a contractor and found out about a position internally. I applied through the web portal and got an interview with the Senior scientist in charge of the group. I interviewed with the team members I would be working with (half hour blocks with ~6 people) went to lunch with folks I would be working with and got the job about 2-3 weeks later.
- Standard interview questions about experience. 1 Answer
- No OfferNegative ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. The process took 5+ weeks – interviewed at Amgen in July 2015.
Met with hiring manager and liked him right away. Came back for more formal interview with situational questions with 2 DM's. Sent a thank you and heard nothing. Followed up again and no response. Two weeks pass and I received a call from a completely different DM asking me to come in for an interview. Meet with him and another DM. Followed up. It has now been a week and I haven't heard a word.
- how are you going to develop relationships with NJ providers? I just moved. Answer Question
Helpful (6)Declined OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online – interviewed at Amgen.
I applied online, 3 weeks later got an email followed by a call from the hiring manager. We talked for ~30 mins about my skills and experiences. He liked me and invited me to onsite interview. 3 weeks later I was flown to the site. I met with the director-asked hard questions-then with the team and principle scientists and managers. I gave a 45 min talk as well. It seemed they liked me but they did not give any hints whether they are going to make an offer or not. They were all friendly and professional. They tried to know me better, not to give me a hard time.
- Say 3 strength and 3 weaknesses about yourself. Answer Question
- No OfferNeutral ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied through a recruiter – interviewed at Amgen (Newark, NJ).
Very professional. Two Sales Managers for the company. The company from my understanding lacks diversity. One manager dominated the conversation. I think he already had a candidate in mind.
- star format question 1 Answer
- No OfferPositive ExperienceDifficult Interview
I applied online. The process took 3 weeks – interviewed at Amgen (Thousand Oaks, CA) in June 2015.
The interview was an all-day rigorous process with a significant number of stakeholders from various departments. I felt that they were very thorough and provided interviewee an insight to the culture and company as a whole. Great cafeterias, great campus, overall was a joy to be there. I will continue to pursue opportunities with company.
- Why do you think you are the right candidate for this position? Answer Question
- No OfferPositive ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied online. The process took 3 days – interviewed at Amgen (West Greenwich, RI) in June 2015.
They called for on site interview and flew me there and booked car and hotel. Everyone was friendly I wish I got that job it. the environment there looked very appealing
- Typical questions, and a half hour they call it stupid questions which they have no answer but they try to determine your character I guess. Answer Question
- Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeks – interviewed at Amgen (San Francisco, CA) in June 2015.
On sight interview in South SF. University set up the connection and I was picked to be interviewed. there were 3 positions available. Met group leaders and 2 HR people. Very friendly and informative
- What qualities are needed to suceed in the lab. Describe previous positisions and tell me about yourself. 1 Answer
- Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied through an employee referral. The process took 1 day – interviewed at Amgen (Seattle, WA).
Met with the owner and current program coordinator in person. This was the result of applying myself and excelling at my then current externship. Upon doing that, I met the then current program coordinator who was searching for her replacement.
- spell phlebotomy 1 Answer
very easy. The owner of the company offered me a salary i expected and i accepted.
Helpful (5)Declined OfferPositive ExperienceDifficult Interview
I applied through an employee referral. The process took 1+ week – interviewed at Amgen.
Several 1:1 interviews throughout the day. Interviews were with all levels from co-worker through Executive Management. Start with phone screening and then actual face-to-face interview. They will typically fly you to the site for interview.
- Mostly behavioral. Answer Question
Helpful (1)Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks – interviewed at Amgen (Thousand Oaks, CA) in May 2015.
Was given a phone screen and saw my CV matched their job description. They flew me down to their HQ, 4 hour interview with different team members to director positions. Given an offer 4 weeks later. They try not to give you any indication that you were their favorite candidate.
- What is your greatest weakness? Mostly all behavioral questions, some technical questions related to on job work. Answer Question
Negotiation was available but they try to dissuade you from negotiating.
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